The Resurgent Role of Legal History

in Modern Judicial Decisionmaking

Unit 10

Required Reading

 Optional Reading

Class Objectives

 

U.S. Const., Amend. XI

Alden v. Maine, 527 U.S. 706 (1999) & hyperlinked historical sources

 

Bradford R. Clark, The Eleventh Amendment and the Nature of the Union, 123 Harv. L. Rev. 1817 (2010)

Ernest A. Young, Alden v. Maine and the Jurisprudence of Structure, 41 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1601 (2000)

 

 

Examine use of English legal history to interpret sovereign immunity doctrine

Class Powerpoint Slides

Listen to oral arguments in Alden v. Maine

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